Speculation: Who do the Habs Pick, at the 2018 Draft??

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Who do you Take #4 Overall?

  1. Quinton Hughes

    13.9%
  2. Adam Boqvist

    13.6%
  3. Brady Tkachuk

    15.9%
  4. Oliver Wahlstrom

    46.9%
  5. Evan Bouchard

    2.3%
  6. Noah Dobson

    4.9%
  7. Joe Veleno (IDK he's a center?)

    1.6%
  8. Ty Smith

    1.0%
  1. waffledave

    waffledave waffledave, from hf

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    And the fact that NB was highly touted but has a lot of the same holes in his game.
     
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    It doesn't.
     
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    I'm not sure how you can say this. I'm not as familiar with Boqvist, but comparing Hughes this year to last year, he made a huge developmental jump in my view. He was good last year with the NTDPs, but this year he absolutely dominates from the back his first year in the NCAA. If you look at the other guys he played with last year, they haven't had similar developmental explosions. So, it's really hard to say how close he is to his ceiling. I just love watching the kid, but will that translate to a top NHL PMD,... hard to say.
     
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    I wouldn’t be against moving back 3-4 places and accumulating another second rounder (2018 or 2019) if we stay at #4. Wouldn’t want to drop out of the top 8 though
     
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    AshyHabs Habs Fan on Temporary Leave

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    Doesn't matter who we pick...habs have a way of destroying players. Player development is a joke here.
     
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    Some Calgary fans on the Rumors Board, inquiring about the Habs' pick so they can reunite both Tkasucks. If the Habs don't land the first two picks, do they entertain an offer?

    p.s. thanks Geecko and The Great Schlemko for alerting me about my error.
     
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    Why would they care?
     
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    You mean Calgary fans right?
     
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    It's the usual fake trade banter. They're asking if we would entertain trading our pick. For ****s and giggles.

    Oops ... I now realize the blunder I made. I meant Calgary fans. My apologies.
     
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    Correct. Brain cramp on my part.
     
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    Yes, and are offering Monahan for our pick
     
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    Possibly, its according to who is available.
     
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    If the Habs don't win the lottery, I'm hoping Calgary lands in the #3 spot.
    Let them cleanse the draft options of Mr. Tkaracter.
     
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    I'd do it if Dobson or Hughes were there, one of which who I suspect will be "left" around #7 or #8.
     
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    I'd rather us pick Wahlstrom TBH........

    6'1, over 2 Bills.....Shoots right and is a scoring machine, every level he's ever played he's scored TONS, almost a goal a game pace.....this is what we need!!!!
     
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    How do Hughes/Dobson/Boqvist compare to when Sergachev was drafted?
     
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    I haven't seen Dobson as much, but defensively and hockey IQwise, Hughes is light years ahead of Serge... and I liked Serge. Serge was a physical specimen, but often looked lost in the D zone. He could skate around people on the rush and had a good shot. Hughes has better hockey IQ (can find anybody anywhere on the ice... it's crazy) , is good defensively and is a great skater. That skating helps him defensively and gets him out of trouble in the Dzone, instead of having to be more physical. He doesn't have a strong shot. Boqvist is somewhat like Serge, I would say. Defensively weak, but offensively strong due to physical factors.

    I'll add.... Hughes' biggest weakness is his size/physicality. He simply got overpowered by Evans in the Frozen four game, because he had him covered like a blanket. Getting overpowered by Evans doesn't bode well for projection to NHL status. That being said, pair him with an imposing stay at home D man (Weber) and Hughes gets that pair out of the Dzone, while Weber clears the crease.
     
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    Yeah, I should have said I'd consider a trade down. Wahlstrom is #1 on my list outside the obvious top-2 players. Fills an obvious need and BPA to me around the low-to-mid top-10.
     
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    In this sense, it does really matter who we pick. There are players who, due to circumstance, will avoid our player development system. Anyone who's involved in the Swedish system probably won't play for our AHL affiliate (there's literally no purpose beyond a short stay to get used to the smaller ice surface). Likewise for NCAA players.
     
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    If the Habs stay at #4...that's my guy
     
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    Anyone the Habs will be picking - assuming they remain in the top 5.

    "should" be able to make the jump to the NHL whenever they're ready to move up...so I don't think it matters.
     
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    One would hope.
     
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    Calgary traded that pick to NYI.
     
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    let's not get bogged down in the details. :sarcasm:

    / thanks for correction
     
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    What's with the hate for Tkachuk? I kind of like him, I think he already has an NHL game.

    I like Wahlstrom a lot, but the fact that he's slated to go to Harvard just leaves a sour taste. Reminds me of Louis Leblanc.
     

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